Longer Notice Periods and Possession Restrictions Extended (Again!)

11 March 2021

 

On 10th March 2021, the government announced that the extension to notice periods and restrictions on repossessions have been further extended to 31st May 2021. This means that:

1. Six months’ notice will continue to need to be given to tenants before possession proceedings can be started, except where there:

a) Is anti-social behaviour.
b) Are over 6 months’ accumulated rent arrears.
c) Have been false statements provided by the tenant.
d) Has been a breach of the ‘Right to Rent’ rules.

2. Possession orders and warrants are not to be enforced, except where:

a) The tenants have committed antisocial behaviour.
b) There are substantial rent arrears, equivalent to six months’ rent.
c) The tenants have provided false statements to secure a tenancy.
d) The claim is against unknown trespassers.
e) The tenant has passed away.

Does this affect you? Do you have issues with tenants and not know what to do next? Get in touch for some free and friendly initial advice… www.landlord-support.co.uk.